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One Day in Helsinki

Hello strangers. In order to best enjoy my final weeks in Russia, I decided to take a break from blogging. Now I am back in the States and mostly settled in. Let’s pick up where we left off! As my semester in Russia approached its final weeks, our group set off for a long weekend in...

Beautiful Kazan

Welcome to Budapest. Wait, no. Welcome to Istanbul. Wrong again. Welcome to Kazan! Where does Europe and Asia share influence over a beautiful and quaint city? In Kazan. Where are the residents ethnically and religiously diverse, yet peacefully live together? In Kazan. Quick History of...

World War II: Russia’s Story

“Is it true,” asked my Russian cabin mate on the 22-hour train ride from Volgograd to Kazan, “that Americans believe they won the war?” Knowing very well speaking the truth would stir a conversation I was not willing to have, I responded diplomatically — in U...

Travel Moscow to Discover Russia

When conjuring images of Moscow, my imagination included only Soviet-style buildings and melancholy designs. After exiting the Leningradsky Vokzal, the train station with trains to and from Saint Petersburg, Moscow immediately proved me wrong. Moscow is like New York City. Modern...

Are you scared to travel solo? It can be frightening, but here is my advice! Read it only on Getaway Girl

Hitting the Road Alone: First-Time Solo Travel

Dr. Seuss is a genius author. He wrote easy-to-understand stories to develop literacy in young children, but his stories also shared life advice useful for any age. But how does Dr. Seuss relate to travel? “Waiting for the fish to bite or waiting for the wind to fly a kite. Or...

Is it possible to spend only $79 per day in London and not miss out? Heck yes! Read how on Getaway Girl

London for $79 Per Day

$79 per day in London requires some self-control in spending, but does not restrict you as much as cheaper daily budgets. It is a nice in-between of extreme budget travel and middle-road travel. Note: When I budgeted $79 per day in London, one pound was equal to $1.20. Instead of skipping...